Building, Deploying and Caring for the Team — #ALAConf19

Elizabeth Danforth, SHRM-CP has some details about the sort of human resources knowledge she's excited to gain from attending ALA’s Conference. She's especially focused on building better teams within her firm. She details the HR sessions happening at this year’s event.

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” — Casey Stengel, Major League Baseball Manager

Building a great team takes work. By attending ALA’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in Grapevine, Texas, in April, attendees will benefit from many great speakers and sessions that will focus on this important leadership skill.

Successful legal administrators know how important it is communicate with their team — there is no better way to organize and position your team for success. Be sure to attend HR22: Revamping Your Firm’s Performance Appraisal Process by seasoned ALA conference speaker, Michael Cohen, Esq. Great employees want to know and hear how they are performing; it will only encourage them to continue to grow and improve. Average and poorly performing employees need to know how they are doing and the necessary steps to improve. Regular communication about performance will open the doors to strengthen your team, and they will feel empowered to express their ideas and take ownership on tasks and projects.

HR13: Nine Minutes on Monday: The Simple Way to Motivate Your Staff will focus on a system to help legal administrators raise productivity, boost morale and increase employee engagement. In this session led by management consultant James Robbins, we will discover how to create motivated and high-performance teams and clarify how to reward and recognize employees so they feel valued and inspired. I will be attending the Annual Conference to improve my leadership skills so that I can lead my team to be better and do better. Hope to see you there.

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